VCA Durant Road Animal Hospital

Veterinary Support

  • Technician Supervisor

    Lorraine Elium
    School: NC State University

    Prior to joining our team, she worked as a large animal veterinary technician for three years prior to becoming a small animal technician. She has been with VCA now for 11 years. Some of her current roles include controlling drug policies, compliance with AAHA protocols and equipment maintenance. Her current animal companions include three dogs named Mandolin, Big Bertha and Petit Chou. In her spare time she enjoys kayaking, hiking, restoring her 113 year old home and anything retro/old.

  • Technician

    Jessica Coleman

    Jess was a zoo keeper that took care of numerous species of animals that included large cats, monkeys and reptiles before joining our team. She has been with VCA now for 5 years. Her current animal companions include 2 dogs named Captian and Cooper, and a red tail boa constrictor named Fred. In her spare time, she loves softball, bowling and basketball.

  • Veterinary Assistant

    Joe Rodriguez

    Prior to joining our team, Joseph was a Veterinary Technician at Wake Veterinary Animal Hospital. He has been with our team for 9 months now. He loves to be a part of the healing team. He attends NC State with the hopes of going to their Veterinary school. He doesn’t have any companions at the moment but loves Staffordshire Terriers. He enjoys jogging, hanging out with friends and dancing.


Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

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Emergency Care

In case of emergency, please call us immediately. If it is after hours, please VSH (Veterinary Specialty Hospital) at 919-861-0109